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Criminal Justice Online

Criminal Justice

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Protect. Serve. Lead. with our Criminal Justice Program

In a time of social change, you can answer the call and be a leader in the justice system. Join a career where community relationships are in the forefront and make a difference in the lives around you. Criminal justice prepares you for a variety of careers. Get ready to study it all: law, psychology, sociology, public administration, and more.

Criminal Justice is a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree.

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Sarah Monson

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Assistant Dir. of Recruitment
Online Admissions | (218) 281-8569



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    Peace Officer Standards & Training (POST) certified
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    Work in law enforcement at any level
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    law enforcement or corrections emphasis

Major in the making of you

Matt Johnson from White Bear Lake talks about his experience at UMN Crookston.

Emphasis Areas:

  • Corrections
  • Law Enforcement

Career Options:

Police Officers and Deputy Sheriffs, Probation Officers, Federal Law Enforcement Agent (FBI, DEA, ATF, Boarder Patrol), Detectives/Investigators, Game Wardens and Conservation Officers, Compliance Officers and Inspectors, Forensic Science Technician, Fraud Investigators


Criminal Justice


  • Criminal justice majors choose either law enforcement or corrections emphasis.

  • Only POST-certified criminal justice program in the University of Minnesota system.

  • The Criminal Justice program combines the strong disciplinary traditions of social science, communications, statistics, technical writing, and the humanities.

  • This program is unique in how we embed licensure and certification so that our students can go directly from graduation to the workforce.

Are you ready?

We open the door for those who are ready. Ready to change their life, ready to achieve goals, and ready to make a difference in the lives around them. All brought to you in an online, flexible environment. With a University of Minnesota degree that will bring you to soaring new heights. And endless possibilities getting you ready for a career change, to start something new, or to start over -- whatever your reason is, take your next step with UMN Crookston! We're ready, are you?

Meet your future professors

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    David Seyfried

    Senior Lecturer
  • Michael Hedlund

    Teaching Specialist
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    Mitchell Borneman

    Teaching Specialist
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    Mark Ellerbusch

    Teaching Specialist
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    Stephen Larson

    Teaching Specialist